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optim medical center - Tattnall, Main Entranceoptim medical center - Tattnall, located in Reidsville, Georgia, at 247 South Main Street, offers modern and convenient medical services. The staff at optim medical center - Tattnall work to continually improve our services that we provide to the residents of Tattnall County and surrounding areas.

Hospital services include but are not limited to:

  • Orthopedic Surgery/Services
  • General Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pain Management
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery
  • GYN Surgery
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Outpatient Ancillary Services
  • CT Scanning, Ultrasound, Echocardiograms, Radiography, Flouroscopy, X-ray, MRI, and Vascular Ultrasound Studies
  • Sleep Studies
  • Respiratory Therapy/Services
  • Full Service Laboratory
  • Cardiology Services/Cardiac Monitoring
  • Rheumatology
  • Swing Bed (Intermediate care between nursing home and inpatient hospital care)
  • Hospice
  • Discharge Planning with Resource Referrals
  • 24-hour Physician Staffed Emergency Room

We accept BCBS, Medicare, Medicaid, Champus, Tri-Care and all Commercial Insurance.

OMC - Tattnall's Swing Bed Program is available to patients' family members who want to provide extended medical care for their loved ones. While in the Swing Bed Program, patients will continue to receive medical care follow-up by their Primary Care Physician. Special daily activities for patients include physical, social and religious activities, arts and crafts, diversional, and intellectual activities. All Swing Bed patients, particularly those bedridden or unable to participate in group activities, will be visited by the Activities Director and/or volunteers three or more times a week. Services also available to our Swing Bed patients include assistance with special needs and daily living activities. For those patients who are physically unable to accomodate a regular rehabilitation program, we provide rehabilitation at a more comparable pace and activity according to their age and physical ability. More information concerning the Swing Bed program can be obtained by calling Jane Daniel, Utilization Review and Discharge Planning Manager, at 912-557-1206.

optim medical center - Tattnall, Front LobbyThe hospital currently has affiliate satellite sites available for outpatient care:

  • optim primary care - Glennville
    1000B N. Veterans Blvd
    Glennville, Georgia
    Fax: 912-654-4648
    Joseph C. Hand, MD - Board Certified Internal Medicine
    Paul A. Whitlock, Jr., MD - General Practice
    David L. Shumans, MD
    Jana Bunch, FNP
  • optim primary care - Reidsville
    125 Memorial Drive
    Reidsville, Georgia
    Fax: 912-557-6760
    Gregory L. Fortner, MD - Family Practice
    Mallory G. Smith, MD Board Certified Family Practice
    Sherry May, FNP
  • optim medical center - Tattnall
    247 S. Main Street
    Reidsville, GA 30453
    Fax: 912-557-1009
    Jenine Carpenter, FNP
  • optim primary care - Cobbtown
    36671 Highway 23
    Cobbtown, Georgia 30420
    Fax: 912-684-2074
    D. Sorin Vladescu, MD
    Rhonda Williamson, FNP
  • optim primary care - Hazlehurst
    38 South Tallahassee St, Ste B
    Hazlehurst GA
    Fax: 912-551-9019
    David L. Shumans, MD
  • optim primary care - Vidalia
    1811 Edwina Drive
    Vidalia GA
    Fax: 912-537-2124
    Joseph Foust, MD

Inpatient/Outpatient Surgery Services and Procedures (General, Ear, Nose and Throat, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Gastroenterology, Pain Management and Orthopedic):

optim medical center - Tattnall works in conjunction with optimorthopedics to provide excellent patient care to include physical and occupational therapy following various types of orthopedic surgery, along with interventional pain management.

Orthopedic services/surgery available to patients are:optim medical center - Tattnall, ER Entrance and Helipad

  • Foot & Ankle
  • Hand & Upper Extremity
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Joint Replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Spine & Neck
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma & General Orthopedics

The following orthopedic surgeons are available for orthopedic services/surgery:

Don G. Aaron, MD
M. Delan Gaines, MD
John P. George, MD
Krishna V. Gumidyala, MD
Bradley A. Heiges, MD
John T. Hodges, MD
Charles A. Hope, MD
Juha I. Jaakkola, MD
S. Mark Kamaleson, MD
William E. Kropp, MD
Thomas W. Lawhorne, MD
Donald K. McCartney, MD
Christopher W. Nicholson, MD
David N. Palmer, MD
C. Mark Spivey, MD
George B. Sutherland, MD
Benjamin D. Sutker, MD
Edward J. Whelan, III, MD
James W. Wilson, MD
Kent E. Woo, MD


The following physicians are available for orthopedic interventional pain management:

Joseph C. Hegarty, MD
Hany Helmi, MD
Zahra Merchant, MD
Andrew B. Pandya, MD
Priscilla J. Ross, MD
Andrew T. Sheils, MD

To schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic or Pain Management Physician, you may call 1-800-827-6536, or to learn more about optimorthopedics and its physicians, please click

For additional information or help concerning any of the services mentioned above, please contact:

optim medical center - Tattnall
Office of Administration
247 S. Main Street, Reidsville, GA 30453
Tel: 912-557-1000
Fax: 912-557-1009
Visit us online at for more information about the hospital.


East Georgia Healthcare East Georgia Healthcare Center, is located at 222 South Main Street in Reidsville.

Since 1994 East Georgia Healthcare Center has been committed to providing you and your family with the best quality healthcare in the most efficient, respectful, and enthusiastic manner possible.

The offices of East Georgia Healthcare Center are staffed by dedicated Board Certified Physicians and Family Nurse Practitioners who practice general medicine. Our medical providers are assisted by licensed nurses and certified medical assistants.

Our offices are open to the general public, adults and children, regardless of residence or income.

East Georgia Healthcare Center offers one of the most complete general practices available in a community healthcare setting. Our services and our care are directed to all ages and all kinds of illnesses and conditions from acute to chronic. Our services cover the entire spectrum of modern medicine. Laboratory work is also available within the office system. A few examples include:

  • Mental Health
  • Cryotherapy
  • EKG
  • Injectable Antibiotics
  • Minor Surgery
  • Immunizations
  • Laceration Repair
  • Pregnancy Test
  • IV Fluids
  • Biopsy
  • Family Planning
  • Jet-Nebulizer Treatments
  • DOT, employment, sports, and personal physicals
  • Diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention classes
  • HIV / Sexually transmitted disease testing and counseling
  • Annual screenings for cervical (Pap Smear), breast, testicular and prostate cancer; high cholesterol; and diabetes

We are dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for all residents of Tattnall and the surrounding counties, regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, veteran status, and/or ability to pay.

EGHC accepts most insurance as well as Medicare & Medicaid. If you are new to East Georgia Healthcare Center, we encourage you to apply for our special "sliding scale" medical fee plan. Many patients at EGHC, who qualify under this program, pay a very small co-payment for office visits and services. Those who qualify also may receive their medications at no cost or at a discount.

East Georgia Healthcare LogoCall us today to schedule an appointment - 912-557-3300. Visit us online at


Tattnall County Health Department

Health department staff working hard to keep our community safe and healthy

The Tattnall County Health Department knows preventing illnesses is the best method to ensure safe and healthy communities. The health department staff works hard to meet the health care demands of Tattnall County. Through many important programs, the staff is able to help residents live healthier and safer lives.

The health department serves nearly 30 percent of Tattnall County residents annually. Serving a population spread over 484 square miles, Tattnall County Health Department has two full time health clinics with locations in Reidsville and Glennville. The health department is a part of the Southeast Health District, with a district office in Waycross. Health departments receive state (approximately 40%) and local funding (11%), but must generate approximately 30% of the funds for operation through fees. The local FY2009 budget is $831,000.

"We work hard to meet the needs of our community," said Kay Davis, Tattnall County Health Department nurse manager. "Our clients rely on us for many services." The mission of the health department is to promote and protect the health of Tattnall County residents-uniting with individuals, families and the community to improve and enhance their quality of life. The methods by which we accomplish this mission are varied: from Emergency Preparedness and planning for Pandemic Flu--to Epidemiology and the prevention of the spread of diseases such as tuberculosis--to Environmental Health and the inspection of local restaurants, septic systems and wells.

In 2007, Tattnall County Health Department provided over 6,000 routine immunizations for children and adults as well as nearly 1500 Flu shots. The health department's immunization rate for 2-3-year olds was 95 percent. The health department serves over 800 women through their Family Planning and cancer screening programs, as well as nearly 1300 women, infants and children in the WIC program. These are just a few of the many services the staff offers. Other programs include a unique Farm Fresh WIC program, Health Checks for children and many others.

K'Trina Geiger, RN is the Glennville site manager. Synita Doomes, RN and clerical/interpreter staff including Jo Ann Anderson, Marcella Mincey, Evelyn Estrada, Gisela Hernandez, Jean Ulbrich and Samantha Durrence complete the staff at the Glennville site.

Sandra Mincey, RN is the Reidsville site manager. Jennifer Hughes, RN and clerical/interpreter staff including Maria Perez, Debbie Smith and Teresa Stanfield complete the Reidsville staff. Lance Dasher provides Environmental Health services for Tattnall County. Kay Davis, RN is the nurse manager for both sites.

The health department hours are Monday through Thursday 7:30 - 5:30, Friday 8 - 5. For more information on the services provided by the Tattnall County Health Department, call 557-7850 (Reidsville) or 654-5290 (Glennville). Please visit the website at

Nursing Homes

Tattnall Healthcare Center, located in Reidsville at 142 Memorial Drive, is a 92 bed skilled nursing facility. Tattnall Healthcare offers a home-like environment and personalized medical, nursing, and rehabilitative care.

An experienced professional staff oversees the following services provided to the residents: on-site physician services, 24-hour skilled nursing care, pharmacy services, physical speech and occupational therapy, assistance with daily activity living, and three nutritious meals a day.

A variety of activities is provided including: Worship Services, Bingo, Ice Cream Socials, Arts and Crafts, Musical Exercise, Movies, and Field Trips. Tattnall Healthcare also offers beauty and barber services.

Tattnall Healthcare Center accepts Medicare, Medicaid, Private Pay, Veterans Administration, and Hospice.



Glenvue Health & Rehabilitation is a 160 resident skilled nursing facility, located on Highway 301 in Glennville, Georgia. The Glenvue Health & Rehabilitation admits without regard to race, color, national origin or handicap (physical or mental). The steps for admission are evaluated by an admission team which ensures the facility can meet the resident's needs.

The Glenvue Health & Rehabilitation is staffed with Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) who monitor the residents 24 hours a day and contact the physicians when appropriate. The Glenvue Health & Rehabilitation is also staffed with licenses professionals in physical, speech and occupational therapy. These professionals evaluate each resident and ensure each receive the appropriate therapy. When resident's therapy goals have been met, Glenvue Health & Rehabilitation has a Restorative Nursing Program to help maintain functional abilities and prevent decline.

For information write:
Glenvue Health & Rehabilitation
Social Service Department
721 North Downing Musgrove
Highway 301
Glennville, Ga 30427
912-654-1518 - fax


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